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Labour Seats 43 Seats +/- +2
Liberal Democrat Seats 11 Seats +/- -1
Conservative Seats 3 Seats +/- -1

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Latest updates Warrington Borough Council



Town pursues Cheshire devolution bid

Warrington councillors vote to pursue a Cheshire devolution deal, rejecting the Merseyside bid.



New Warrington library plans 'victory for the people'

Phil McCann
Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

New proposals which seek to avoid library closures in Warrington are a "victory for the people", according to campaigners.

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More than 15,000 people objected to proposals last year to replace branches metal lockers in areas including Lymm, Culcheth, Stockton Heath and Padgate.

Council officials will now look to make those branches viable by encouraging other organisations to move in, or by transferring them to other groups to run.

A task force will finalise the new proposals.



Library losses spark resignation call

Bosses at the loss-making firm running Warrington's libraries and leisure centres should quit, an MP says.



Warrington taxpayers buy £30m bank stake

Warrington Borough Council is to spend £30m on buying a 33% stake in a new bank which will have its northern headquarters in the borough.

£30m of taxpayers' cash to buy bank stake

Phil McCann
Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

Taxpayers in Warrington will soon own 33% of a new bank, which will have its northern headquarters in the borough.

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The council wants to spend £30m buying a stake in Redwood Bank, which is due to launch later this year.

The council says the other main shareholder will be "a major city financier".

It's hoped the deal will mean easier access to credit for small and medium sized local firms, while generating income for the council through interest payments.



New site for Warrington youth zone found

Phil McCann
Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

New land has been found for a youth zone in Warrington - after the earmarked site was destroyed by fire.  

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The blaze broke out at Mr Smith's nightclub in April 2015, with Warrington Borough Council warning the youth zone project had been "set back years".

The council now says it has found land in the Stadium Quarter area near to the town centre.



Councillors agree to elected mayor model

Warrington councillors have agreed to accept an elected mayor as part of a future devolution deal.



Cheshire 'to get elected mayor'

Cheshire will get an elected mayor as part of a devolution deal set to be unveiled in coming weeks, the BBC understands.



Polling stations close across Warrington

Polling stations close after voting is held in local council elections in Warrington.



All change for Warrington's voters

Why voters in Cheshire's only local elections this week had better make the most of the opportunity.
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